Feb. 3, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Former Coastal Carolina University women’s track and field All-American and current volunteer assistant coach Amber Campbell won the 104th Millrose Games for the second year in a row in the indoor weight throw on Friday, Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The 2008 Olympian, defending champion and event record holder, opened the meet with a 78’9” (24.02m) mark and did not stop there as she eventually won the event with her third toss of 79’1” (24.10m). All three of her throws were at least two meters farther than second-place finisher Loree Smith.
The Millrose Games is part of the Visa Championships that will conclude at the U.S. Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. on February 27 where Campbell is the current four-time defending national champion in the indoor weight throw. She currently ranks No. 1 in the world in the event.
Campbell also participated for Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics where she placed 21st in the prelims of the hammer throw with a mark of 222'7" (67.86m). She was the top American finisher in the event.
Campbell, a five-time NCAA All-American and 16-time Big South Champion, holds the Coastal Carolina school records in the weight throw, indoor shot put, outdoor shot put, discus and the hammer throw. She graduated as the all-time American Collegiate record holder in the weight throw and the Co-American Collegiate record holder in the hammer throw.